Postcode Innovation Trust was established in 2016 and is governed by an independent board of Trustees. The Trustees are also responsible for making all funding decisions.
Lang Banks is the Director of WWF Scotland and currently on secondment as Director of Campaigns where he works across the UK, Europe and globally on environmental issues such as climate change and species conservation. Previous to this, Lang was WWF’s Head of Comms and Fundraising. Lang is a committed environmentalist and enjoys beer, reading newspapers and raising chickens.
Ian Knox spent 33 years with Bank of Scotland working in corporate banking, dealing with a wide range of businesses and assessing their funding needs. Ian has a keen interest in the charitable and social enterprise sectors and has been involved with a number of non-profit organisations over the past 20 years. He now works as an Investment Executive at Resilient Scotland, providing investment and support to Social Enterprises.
Neil Mapes is a specialist consultant working in the social sector, providing leadership support and mentoring, along with project management and business advice. Previously, he was co-founder and CEO of Dementia Adventure. Neil is also a Clore Social Fellow, RSA Fellow, an Honorary Research Fellow with the University of Worcester and was selected by an expert panel of judges at NESTA and the Observer newspaper as one of Britain’s New Radicals.
Lawson Muncaster is a founder of City AM, Britain’s most widely-read daily business newspaper, and has been managing director of the paper since its inception in 2005. Prior to the foundation of City AM, he was vice-president of global sales for the free newspaper group, Metro International. Lawson is married with four children and has homes in London and North Berwick. He is a single figure golfer and he supports Celtic FC.
Aidan works for Royal Bank of Scotland in their commercial and private banking division, based in London. Aidan is a qualified accountant and has a master’s degree in accountancy and finance from Edinburgh University.